Saturday, March 30, 2013

03/28 - Whisky and... yeanling

You've to take the chance when they come in... so I took the chance for another excellent dinner together with a bunch of whisky lovers at the Restaurant Gemsle in Dornbirn... again Manfred treated us with some fine food... yeanling prepared in three different ways.

16 people followed the invitation for this event and a nice range of whiskys was put on the table (everybody brings a bottle of which he thinks it'll go well with the food)...

  • Laphroaig 13 yo., High Spritis
  • Laphroaig 6 yo. SSMC
  • Lagavulin 16 yo.
  • Lagavulin Distiller's Edition 1995
  • Elijah Craig 12 yo. (not my glass of whisky)
  • Redbreast 15 yo. (not too bad but not among my favorites)
  • Auchentoshan Valinch (surpringly good)
  • Aberlour 15 yo., SSMC
  • Benriach 30 yo. --> great stuff!
  • Amrut 100
  • etc.

We'd some really fantastic whiskys, but the Benriach 30yo. that Moses brought was definitely one of the highlights... 30 yo. and a very dark color from the Oloroso sherry cask... a liquid dessert... awesome!!

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It´s all prepared

A good starter

Wow... what a fantastic dram!

After we enjoyed our first whiskys the dinner was served... Manfred made it in three different ways (from right to left in the picture below):
  • ragout style
  • a burger (filled with some goat cheese)
  • roasted leg
Three completely different styles but all absolutely delicious...

The side dishes were great too but who needs them when you get such a tasty meat (I made no pic of the kohlrabi)....

Homemade spaetzle

Yeanling prepared in 3 different ways

One of the after dinner drams, a Lagavulin Distiller's Edition 1995 which went well with the Custom Rolled cigar - Robusto Extra sized - from Urs Portmann that he gave me a while back...

Later we also had some cheese, the regular stuff as last time... added by a goat cheese with a pumpkin coating... a flavor bomb! 

A great evening filled with very delightful components.... to be repeated... thx to Moses ( for the whisky (the Benriach rocked!) and Manfred ( for the excellent food... it's a pleasure!

Lagavulin, Distiller's Edition 1995

Whisky and cigar

Goat cheese with a pumpkin coating

The dessert looks tasty

Manfred Leitner, the chef of the Gemsle